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July 16, 2011

Osterville’s early LIGHT

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 3:04 pm

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the wonderful island of Nantucket!  Great to be with you on this Saturday morning, the sixteenth day of July, 2011, the slowest news/entertainment day of the week, unless you have some kind of a Sky satellite hookup, discovering what Rupert Murdoch may have consumed for breakfast, let’s see, ‘I’ll have the Wallabee stew, a twelve pack of Foster’s (Australian for beer, mate) and David Cameron on a spit!’ I just returned from an amazing walk at Joshua’s pond here in Osterville, as that great spot is known and loved around these here parts, only a few steps out my front door, an interconnected system of paths that takes one around the ridge of two ancient kettle ponds, Joshua’s and Mike’s, nestled in a forest of oak, scrub and white pine, and maple, populated with animals of all species, from Coyote and Fox, to Red Tail Hawk and the Great Horned Owl, not to mention the Cardinal, the Blue Jay, the Woodpecker, the Baltimore Oriole, the Goldfinch, ah, the list goes on forever.  At the end of one of the paths, you come into a clearing where a small beach greets you to jump into Mike’s pond, which I did just a short while ago, and when you do, you will remember why you came to Cape Cod to begin with.  The water is cool, crystal clear and very deep, as kettle ponds tend to be, carved from the retreat of the Great Ice sheet over 11,500 years ago, an age of ice that created Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and that super island of Nantucket.  This is why I live on Cape Cod. To quote my friend and yours, Bill Murray from the classic film Caddyshack, also starring Chevy Chase, “You got a pool over ‘der?” Chevy:  “We ‘got’ a pool, and a pond…pond would be good for you.” Bill:  “Pond, pool, bubbling springs, anything at this juncture, really.” So come on down and visit us, ‘we’ll leave the LIGHT on for ya!’. The stunning developments yesterday in London, as well as in New York, regarding Rupert Murdoch’s now embattled News Corporation, were, in a word, extraordinary.  Les Hinton, publisher of the prestigious crown jewel of the Murdoch evil empire, the Wall Street Journal and chairman of that Dow Jones company, was fired yesterday, along with Murdoch’s Rebekah Brooks, who led News International, the parent company of now defunct tabloid, the world’s largest selling English speaking paper, News of the World, who shut down operations after 168 years in business.  This comes, of course, after it leaked out that over 4000 illegal and sometimes inhuman wire taps were performed by the paper, attempting, presumably, to glean dirt on victims of not only abduction cases and subsequent murders, but also families of the victims of recent terrorists attacks in Britain, families of soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, celebrities, members of the Royal family, and quite possibly victims of the attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.  Murdoch’s reach went all the way to 10 Downing Street in the U.K. (home of the British PM) and the Prime Minister of England himself, then Gordon Brown, whose phone was tapped as well, again, in an attempt to get information about his infant son’s health condition.  To make matters worse, the current Prime Minister, David Cameron, was very, very cozy with the old pirate and his motley crew, arrrgghhh!, bringing forth more in the way of questions than there are answers to satisfy the growing rash of queries.  Shouldn’t we call the police?  If you do, don’t bother calling the head of Scotland Yard, London/U.K. police headquarters, for he is in hot water of his own, answering questions about at least 100,000 dollars worth of bribes that were taken by police officers in exchange for releasing sensitive PRIVATE information, information that has deeply wounded many lives, so many that next week Rupert Murdoch will appear in front of the Houses of Parliament to make his case, something that should be very interesting to witness.  Should you like the whole inside story, please tune in to a special edition of “Countdown, with Keith Olbermann”, only on Current TV, check your local listings, on Tuesday morning, probably around 8 or 9 a.m., EDT, to witness the taking down of a Goliath in the news business–(a business that has been tainted by this “Murdoch… Australian for news mate!”), as the British parliament begins taking down corruption and criminal behavior, not to mention the enormous power that Murdoch wielded over his political “friends”, as he pulled their strings to do his bidding–by one stone, the stone of TRUTH. After Rupert is through with the MP’s, he will be facing the FBI in this country, as the Justice Department gets involved in this scandal in a big way, for if the victims of 9/11 were wire tapped by any of Rupert’s people, the future for the likes of FOX NEWS, at least under the leadership of Murdoch, will be in doubt.  It has been fascinating to watch all the mouth pieces over at my favorite news source recently, as all are hush hush and hunkered down this week end, having not spoken about the mega story for TWO WEEKS!  Think about that for a moment, not only has FOX been mum about the whole, “scandal, what scandal?”, so has the Wall Street Journal, whose paper will have a difficult time explaining why they haven’t written a bloody word about what everyone else already knows, namely that their publisher was involved in, to a great degree, illegal and highly immoral acts of hacking into the phone lines of all sorts of high end targets, as well as ordinary citizens, when he ran Murdoch’s News International, and did not mention it once in a paper that KNOWS everything!  A headline that might have gone something like, “Looking for Publisher”must enjoy Foster’s (Australian for beer mate!), ’shrimp on the barbie’ and be handy at tapping phone lines.  Please see the pirate and his parrot inside the booth for more details, no liberal, tree huggin’ liberals need apply.  Arrrggghhh, matie!”. There is one thing that is for sure, social media outlets, and their popular usage throughout the world, such as Facebook, Twitter, and technology in general, have made this world a much more transparent place–which can either be hell or Heaven, depending upon how many secrets you keep from not only yourself, but from the world, for total exposure is the only way to be totally free, for the old adage is true, “we are only as sick as our secrets.” It is one thing to make up stories in a crappy tabloid, nonsense that no one takes seriously anyway, it is quite another to go into people’s personal lives, via physically hacking into secure, presumably phone and computer lines, in an attempt to gain private information just to make a buck.  It is not only disgraceful, but truly shocking, for who would believe that people would stoop that low?  Hope you have a wonderful Saturday folks and remember, don’t take any of those wooden nickles from the daffy folks over at FOX and FRIENDS, they are not smart enough to be foxes and they are certainly not your friends! PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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